Bonnie and Clyde, JFK assassination, Audie Murphy – East Texas

Brigitte Bardot as Bonnie for her song “Bonnie and Clyde” with Serge Gainsbourg

I am making a quick road trip around Dallas and East Texas ( The 6th Floor Museum in Dallas is amazing!) I hope to get pictures of the plantation used in “Slaves” soon….keeping my fingers crossed! Also saw a great Audie Murphy museum in Greenville, Texas. Enjoy the pics!

Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow Graves (2 different graveyards)

Lee Harvey Oswald’s House and Texas Theatre

JFK Sixth floor museum and “The Grassy Knoll”

Audie Murphy American Cotton Museum, Greenville Texas

Some fantastic costumes worn by Stephen Boyd from Ben-Hur and Jumbo

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https://www.icollector.com/Stephen-Boyd-ivory-ringmaster-jacket-boots-and-hat-designed-by-Morton-Haack-from-Billy-Rose-s-Jumbo_i11436935

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Costumes from the film Ben Hur at the Debbie Reynolds Auction Breaks Up Historic Hollywood Collection (The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA, USA). On the foreground: Costume worn by Charlton Heston as Judah Ben-Hur and costume worn by Stephen Boyd as Messala.

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A group of Stephen Boyd costumes from the chariot race in Ben-Hur Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1959. Comprising a black wool tunic with copper-colored braid and button design to shoulders and bottom, with Simmon’s label sewn in; a black tunic, likely lightweight rubber, studio-distressed, with painted copper-colored design; a leather belt with copper-colored eagle and laurel applique; a leather belt with painted copper-colored design; 2 hard rubber helmets with visors; 2 suede-covered laced leather boots with copper-colored appliques in floral design; and a leather armband with copper-colored laurel design. A dramatic costume worn by Stephen Boyd as Messala, the villain in one of the most exciting action scenes in film history. The “distressed” tunic and belt in this lot appear to have been used in the aftermath of Messala’s chariot wreck by a stunt performer or Boyd. Provenance: David Weisz Co., MGM Auction and Tag Sale, 1970. https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/23477/lot/857/?category=list

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Stephen Boyd “Messala” elaborate ceremonial metal armor and leather tunic and short sword from Ben-Hur. (MGM, 1959) Elaborate ceremonial metal breastplate made of steel and brass with grey and red suede skirt adorned with metal decorations. No label. Includes ornate metal-handled short sword (27” including sheath) in pewter-colored metal and wrapped brass sheath, bearing a symbol of a wreath surrounding an eagle clutching two snakes. Sword blade bears marking “CC7”. Worn by Stephen Boyd as “Messala” in the scene where Heston is apprehended by Roman soldiers during the procession in Ben-Hur.

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Stephen Boyd complete “Messala” charioteer costume from the iconic chariot race sequence in Ben-Hur. (MGM, 1959) This stunning ensemble includes the gold leather helmet with eagle motif, long tunic with gold thread detailing with interior bias label marked “Messala S. Boyd #1”, black suede belt with gold eagle and flourishes, with pair of matching gauntlets and black suede boots with gold trim and lion head medallions attached on front. An incredible and iconic costume perfectly preserved with each fitment bearing the character and actor’s name.

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A Stephen Boyd costume design sketch by Elizabeth Haffenden from “Ben Hur” Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1959. Rendered in gouache and pencil on board, drawing depicts the actor as main character, Messala, wearing a ancient-style toga with purple trim and sandals; annotations pencilled on the right-side margin read “Messala / Toga / #3 / Scs. 297/298;” more notes about the costume are written on the verso, and small swatches of fabric are stapled to the right-side margin. Also included is a second costume design sketch depicting actress Haya Harareet who portrayed Esther, wearing a traditional Biblical-era ensemble; pencilled notations and fabric swatches also appear on this sketch. Both are signed by noted costumier, Elizabeth Haffenden. 17 x 13in

Stephen Boyd on http://www.movieactors.com/actors/stephenboyd.htm

http://www.movieactors.com/actors/stephenboyd.htm

I really like this short mini bio! Nice screen shots from The Fall of the Roman Empire as well………(my favorite!)

Stephen Boyd – MovieActors.com

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Boyd in THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE
ABOUT STEPHEN BOYD (1931 – 1977)
Stephen Boyd was born on July 4, 1931, in Glengormley, Northern Ireland.

Stephen Boyd’s birth name was William Millar.

Stephen Boyd passed away on June 2, 1977, in Granada Hills, California, from a heart attack. Boyd died shortly after completing a guest role on the popular TV series, HAWAII FIVE-O. He had a heart attack while playing golf.

In 1956, Boyd signed a seven-year contract with 20th Century Fox. Stephen Boyd’s first role in a motion picture was portraying an Irish spy in the movie, THE MAN WHO NEVER WAS.

Stephen also received a nomination for his role in the movie, LISA.

Stephen Boyd is best known for his roles in several historical epics, including: THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE, THE BIBLE, and, of course, BEN-HUR.

Stephen Boyd’s notable movie credits include…

LADY DRACULA (1978)
THE SQUEEZE (1977)
EVIL IN THE DEEP (1976)
THE BIG GAME (1972)
SLAVES (1969)
THE OSCAR (1966)
FANTASTIC VOYAGE (1966)
THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE (1964)
LISA (1962)
BEN-HUR (1959)
SEVEN WAVES AWAY (1957)
BORN FOR TROUBLE (1955)

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Stephen Boyd in BEN-HUR

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Stephen Boyd with his co-stars in FANTASTIC VOYAGE (1966). 

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Stephen Boyd in THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE (1964).